Our Program

Shakespeare & Company’s Residency Program and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare

For eight weeks in the fall, two professional directors from Shakespeare & Company come to North Andover High School to instruct our students and direct them in one of William Shakespeare’s plays. In addition to public performances at the high school, the cast and crew travel to Lenox to join other high schools from New York and Massachusetts for the Fall Festival of Shakespeare.

This year, the Drama Guild and Shakespeare & Company present Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Local performances will take place at 7:30 pm on November 14th and 15th and 2:30 pm on November 16th in the North Andover High School Auditorium. The Fall Festival of Shakespeare runs from November 20th though November 23rd. North Andover wraps up the festival on the afternoon of November 23rd.

Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Festival

In the winter months, the Guild competes in the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s High School Festival. In 2010, we reached the semi-final round with our performance of the one-act play, Bright. Apple. Crush.

Spring Musical

Each spring, we produce a musical that highlights our students’ acting, dancing, and vocal talents. Recent shows include Once On This Island, Godspell, Legally Blonde, and Sweeney Todd.

The North Andover High School Drama Guild is a student-run organization that produces and promotes live stage performances throughout the school year. We can be reached at